Thomas F. Edgar

Tom Edgar standing in front of the Chemical & Petroleum Engineering Building at UT AustinFriends, former students and colleagues of Tom Edgar have come together to create the Dr. Thomas F. Edgar Endowed Graduate Fellowship in chemical engineering— just in time to celebrate his induction to the National Academy of Engineering.

This endowment will honor a man who has given so much of himself to the lives of his students and colleagues and will support, in perpetuity, the pursuit of graduate education within the John J. McKetta Jr. Department of Chemical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.

Former student quote v9This endowment, which has a goal of $350,000, has been seeded by a $50,000 gift commitment from a former student. All new pledges in support of the Edgar Fellowship may be paid over five calendar years.

Funds distributed annually from the Dr. Thomas F. Edgar Endowed Graduate Fellowship in Chemical Engineering will be used to aid in the recruitment and educational support of outstanding chemical engineering graduate students. All students who hold this endowed fellowship will be recognized as the Dr. Thomas F. Edgar Graduate Fellow.

Quote from John J. McKetta Jr.In light of the extraordinary opportunity to establish a named fellowship in honor of Tom Edgar, the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering looks to the former students, friends and colleagues of Dr. Edgar to support this initiative. Dr. Edgar’s impact on the university, the department and professional organizations like AIChE has been profound—give online or download a pledge form to fax in.

Find out more by emailing Assistant Director of Development Michael Barasch or calling 412-720-4918.